Healthy Hearty Lasagna Soup
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 8
 
Weight Watchers Info: 6 PointsPlus per 1 cup serving. Carbohydrates: 17g per 1 cup serving.
Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 pound Italian turkey sausage, casings removed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (32-ounce) container chicken broth
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (14½-ounce) can petite diced tomatoes
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 4 ounces broken whole-wheat lasagna noodles (about 4 noodles)
  • ½ cup chopped fresh basil
  • 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup reduced-fat shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 8 Whole-wheat breadsticks or grissini (optional)
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large nonstick saucepot or Dutch oven. Add the sausage, onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the sausage is crumbled and browned, 8 – 10 minutes.
  2. Add the broth, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, salt, and crushed red pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the flavors are blended, about 20 minutes. Add the noodles; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the soup thickens slightly and the noodles are tender, 10 – 12 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in mozzarella, basil, and the Parmesan. Serve with the breadsticks, if using. (whole-wheat lasagna noodles take a little longer to cook.)
Recipe by The Taste Place at http://www.thetasteplace.com/2012/03/01/healthy-hearty-lasagna-soup/